National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Chair Jennifer Homendy — will participate in a series of presentations at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24-30. AirVenture is the world’s largest annual general aviation fly-in event.

NTSB air safety investigators are scheduled to deliver a series of safety presentations on pilot professionalism. Based on lessons learned from recent NTSB accident investigations, the presentations include segments on aviation weather, aircraft maintenance, situational awareness, and airplane occupant protection systems.

​​“General aviation safety has improved significantly in the last decade — a trend we want to see continue. That’s why we’re all looking forward to spending a week with members of the aviation community,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy, who is scheduled to speak Tuesday, July 25, at the AOPA Pavilion. “The best time to meet the NTSB is at an event like this, when we can proactively strengthen aviation safety together as partners.”

Aviation accident investigators will be staffing the NTSB exhibit booth in the International Federal Pavilion, located in Exhibit Hangar D on the EAA AirVenture grounds, to meet the public and answer questions about the agency’s mission, investigations and careers at NTSB. Chair Homendy will be at the booth to meet attendees from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 27.

On July 26 and 28 NTSB Chief Data Scientist Dr. Loren Groff will demonstrate how to maximize new website features for searching the NTSB accident database. He will also be soliciting feedback from current users as part of the NTSB’s commitment to improving the system’s functionality. This week, the NTSB announced updates to both CAROL, the database for NTSB investigations, and aviation investigation search functions on the NTSB website. The NTSB also just launched its Monthly Aviation Dashboard​, which allows users to display aviation accidents by month, state or region, from 1962 to present.

Interview requests and other media inquiries should be directed to Peter Knudson ([email protected]), who will be with the team in Oshkosh.

Resources on NTSB at AirVenture, including a link to a Safety Alert for pilots flying in to the event, a map showing the location of the NTSB exhibit, and the complete schedule of NTSB presentations is available at NTSB Presents at Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2023.​

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).